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26 October 2019 Venue Hillsborough Attendance

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Match preview: Owls v Leeds

25 October 2019

It’s second v third at Hillsborough in the Championship on Saturday lunchtime.

The 12.30pm kick-off sees second-placed Leeds visit S6 as the Sky Sports cameras return for the Yorkshire derby.

The Whites have begun the campaign in strong fashion and are just two points off West Brom in top spot.


This weekend’s visitors have lost just three of their 13 games so far but two of those have come in their last five outings – and both away from home – losing 1-0 at Charlton and 2-1 at Millwall.

Wednesday are aiming to post their third successive home win after defeating Wigan and Stoke 1-0.


The Owls are one point behind Leeds in the table after an impressive run of form under manager Garry Monk.

Team news

SWFC: Keiren Westwood and Massimo Luongo are fit and available for selection.

Westwood (ankle) has been sidelined for the last two fixtures (v Cardiff and Stoke) but has resumed training.


Luongo picked up a minor knee injury after scoring the winning goal against Stoke on Tuesday but is fit to play.

Tom Lees will not be available to face his former club but is back in full training after a hamstring injury.

Leeds: Defender Liam Cooper and midfielder Jamie Shackleton are fit for selection after picking up injuries earlier in the month away at West Brom.


Marcelo Bielsa will be without injured duo Pablo Hernandez and Adam Forshaw.

Championship form

Leeds: LWLWD

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Ticket news

With the highest Hillsborough attendance of the season so far expected for the Yorkshire derby, supporters of both sides are reminded there will be no tickets available on the turnstiles.

CLICK HERE for full details.

Residents and supporter information

For the match details, traffic management information, residents and business access, bus travel and contact details, CLICK HERE.

Please note there will be no Supertram service to Middlewood/Hillsborough between 10.30am and 12.30pm and to the city centre from Middlewood/Hillsborough between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.



Sheffield Wednesday are reminding supporters of their conduct whilst following the team both at Hillsborough and away from home.

The launching of missiles from the stands, including pyrotechnics, are criminal offences and the club have a zero-tolerance policy to these.


Our iFollow commentary team of Rob O’Neill and John Pearson will be behind the mic at Hillsborough to provide live match commentary.

Due to broadcast restrictions, the game will not be available on iFollow for overseas subscribers to stream.

To purchase your audio match, monthly or season pass click here.

Last five v Leeds

Leeds 1-0 Owls – 13 April 2019 – Championship
Owls 1-1 Leeds – 28 September 2018 – Championship
Leeds 1-2 Owls – 17 March 2018 – Championship
Owls 3-0 Leeds – 1 October 2017 – Championship
Leeds 1-0 Owls – 25 February 2017 – Championship

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Match Reports

Report: Wednesday 0-0 Leeds

26 October 2019

Driving derby rain, stunning saves, the crossbar and post still rattling, one off the line – the Owls against Leeds had everything but a goal.

Both sides went all out for victory but somehow each emerged with clean sheets following an S6 thriller.

It was a clash that encapsulated the thrills and spills of the Championship and the drama began before kick-off when Julian Börner succumbed to injury in the warm-up but the Owls recovered sufficiently to take the game to Leeds.

Sam Hutchinson dropped back to replace Börner, with Joey Pelupessy coming into midfield, where Wednesday looked strong and composed.

And they looked menacing going forward too - Adam Reach made one lung-busting run that was only ended by a perfectly-timed challenge from Gaetano Berardi in the box.

Moments later Liam Palmer brought a fine low save from Kiko Casilla as the Owls applied the pressure.


But the Whites crept back into the contest and looked more of a threat as the first half unfolded.

Ezgjan Alioski twice tried his luck from distance but both efforts flew over the recalled Keiren Westwood’s crossbar.

The contest then exploded into life right on the half time whistle when both goalkeepers produced world class saves to keep the score goalless.

First, Casilla stretched every sinew to tip a Steven Fletcher screamer over, then Westwood showed superb reflexes to palm Patrick Bamford’s header past the post.

That proved Bamford’s last involvement as Leeds introduced in-form striker Eddie Nketiah but the Whites were forced into their own half.

When they broke, though, Leeds were dangerous, as was evidenced when Kelvin Phillips sent a curling shot inches wide from just outside the penalty area.

But the Owls hit back in an instant and went closer still when Fletcher struck an unstoppable drive from 12 yards that nearly broke the crossbar in two with Casilla beaten all ends up.


Reach then fired wide before Fletcher miscued at the back stick from a teasing Bannan feed that zipped across the sodden Hillsborough turf.

Nketiah had to wait until the 74th minute for a chance and Westwood was equal to the Arsenal loanee’s snapshot.

Then, the Whites carved two opportunities inside a minute that almost found a way through a rigid Owls backline.

Morgan Fox came to the rescue to hoof a Jack Harrison drive off the line before an Alioski header slammed against the post.

Again Wednesday responded, this time Casilla got a glove on a Kadeem Harris cross-cum-shot and the Spanish custodian thwarted Nuhiu from the resulting corner.

Blows were exchanged at both ends through the closing stages but the defences – the best in the division – held out to ensure the points were shared.

Wednesday: Westwood, Palmer, Iorfa, Hutchinson, Fox, Reach, Pelupessy (Lee 84) Bannan, Harris, Nuhiu (Forestieri 86), Fletcher

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Owls v Leeds

2 October 2019

Owls v Leeds
Saturday 26 October – (12.30pm)

The Owls host Yorkshire rivals Leeds later this month and tickets for this Category B fixture start from £34 for Adult Owls Members and £5 for Under 11 Members on the Kop.

Tickets are now on sale to Season Ticket holders and Owls Members and will go on general sale from Wednesday 9 October.

Tickets are available to purchase at the Ticket Office, by telephone on 03700 201867 (Option 1, £2 booking fee per ticket) or online at

Kop Members Non Members
Adult £34 £39
Senior/under 21 £24 £29
Student/armed forces £29 £39
Juniors under 17 £10 £15
Juniors under 11 £5 £10
Junior under 5 (advance sale only) £5 £5


Grandstand Members Non Members
Adult £37 £42
Senior/under 21 £27 £32
Student/armed forces £32 £42
Juniors under 17 £10 £15
Juniors under 11 £5 £10
Junior under 5 (advance sale only) £5 £5


South Members Non Members
Adult £41 £46
Senior/under 21 £31 £36
Student/armed forces £36 £46
Juniors under 17 £10 £15
Juniors under 11 £5 £10
Junior under 5 (advance sale only) £5 £5

Due to restrictions in place for ticket sales, tickets will only be available to supporters who have been on the SWFC database prior to August 2019.

Supporters must log into their account to enable them to purchase tickets for this fixture.

Fans should also note that due to these restrictions, there will be no cash sales on the turnstiles.

Supporters who attend this game and purchase their tickets in advance under their own ID number will receive ten Ticket Priority Points.

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